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Check Enforcement Program

Each year, merchants lose millions of dollars to bad checks. These costs can be devastating to the businesses in our county. But it is not just the businesses that are affected Ė everyone is hurt because bad check losses push the costs of goods and services higher.

In an effort to combat these losses, this office has organized the Check Enforcement Program for Yakima County. This is a pretrial diversion program, and its primary goal is to get full restitution for the merchant victim. It also helps the check writers by teaching them to better control their finances and avoid criminal charges. Finally, we all benefit when businesses donít lose money to bad checks.

In order to take advantage of the Check Enforcement Program, merchants must register. You can get the registration materials and more information about the Program by calling 1-800-420-2135, or by visiting the Programís website at:

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Updated November 19, 2010